MURPHY, Peter Joseph
(Service number 1299)
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|Date||6 June 1892||Place of Birth||Waimate (Glenavy?)|
|Date||10 August 1915||Age||23 years 2 months|
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|Next of Kin||Miss Margaret Cecilia MURPHY (sister), 192 Main South Road, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Served with||Australian Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||27 March 1949||Age||56 years|
|Place of Death||Turramurra Repatriation Home, Sydney, NSW, Australia|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Rockwood Cemetery, Sydney|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Peter Joseph Murphy was the twin son of Patrick James and Margaret (née McHenry) Murphy. He was baptised on 26 June 1892 in the Waimate Catholic parish. He married Muriel Isabel Parker in 1924. Muriel died in 1930. Peter enlisted with the Australian Forces on 10 August 1915 at Warwick Farm Camp, New South Wales. His brother Patrick Alpnonsus Murphy died from the effects of war in 1918 at Temuka. his twin brother, Paul James Murphy, served with the New Zealand Forces.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2019]; Family information (ancestry.com.au family tree) [19 March 2019]; Christchurch Catholic Diocese Baprisms Index (CD held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 March 2019]
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